Particulate matters: Generating particle flows from human movement

Kirk A. Woolford, Carlos Guedes

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This paper describes methods used to construct an interactive installation using human motion to animate both a visual and aural particle system. It outlines the rotoscoping, meta-motion processing, aural and visual rendering systems. It goes into detailed explanation of the "particle flow" systems which lend form to the virtual characters. The paper finishes with a description of the tracking system and "inverse interaction", used by the installation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Fifteenth ACM International Conference on Multimedia, MM'07
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2007
Event15th ACM International Conference on Multimedia, MM'07 - Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany
Duration: Sep 24 2007Sep 29 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM International Multimedia Conference and Exhibition


Other15th ACM International Conference on Multimedia, MM'07
CityAugsburg, Bavaria


  • Granular synthesis
  • Inverse interaction
  • Motion capture
  • Particle flow
  • Particle system
  • Rotoscope

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science

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